April 10, 2014 6:44 AM Subscribe
You all were very helpful with my last rennovation issue (which was resolved, thank you). Here is the lastest.
Our major house addition/rennovation had several allowances built in, which I believe is normal and makes sense. For example, our electrical allowance was $15,000.
The project is now done and my contractor tells me now that we exceeded our allowance by $14,000?!
posted by Blackcow167 to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Of this amount, I understand about $6,000 of it. What I don't undersand is the additional $8,000. I was never given a warning that I was exceeding the budget by this much (in truth, I don't believe that we made any decisions that were remotely outside of what an electrician should have expected for a job like this). So in my mind it was either poor estimating by our contractor, or a money grab for both of them at the end.
My contractor has said I can either pay him, or the electrician directly. (I can't help but think that the contractor will get some either way). to this point we've had a great, trustowrthy relationship with our builder.
What, if any, recourse do I have?